Douglas, c/n 1499; Photographer: Alec Wilson, Location: Punta Gorda, Florida, USA, 2017
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Douglas, c/n 1499, C-49E

Manufacturer: Douglas Latest Type:
Manufactured as:
Construction Number: 1499 Year: 1936
Lastest Registration: N133D Former Registrations: N133D , NC16005
Nickname: "Texarkana"
Airworthy: no ex. USAAF serial: 42-56092
Owner: Location of the Plane: Location Punta Gorda-Shell Creek Airpark, Punta Gorda, Florida, United States of America
Airport: Location Shell Creek Airpark in Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
  • sixth production Douglas Sleeper Transport (DST)
  • known as the oldest surviving DC-3
  • July, 1936: delivered to "American Airlines" as NC16005
  • May, 1942: impressed into military service as a C-49E, 42-56092
  • February, 1945: released from military service, purchased by the Douglas Aircraft Company
  • 1979: accident, see NTSB report
  • over 72,000 flight hours
  • 2011: restoration was started in Florida
  • some photos of it at Trev Morson's website

last change: May 24, 2021

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